A quick note to Andrew Sullivan…

[Anita] Dunn would never have used Hitler as a source for perseverance and setting the right objectives. Why[?] Because Hitler’s evil is self-evident. So why is Mao’s rancid evil not self-evident for a person like Dunn? Because she retains a double standard for far left totalitarianism over far right totalitarianism. It’s that insulting and morally disgusting double standard that gets my goat. Mao was responsible for the deaths of up to 70 million people – and Dunn sees him as a useful strategist.

The reason many people see Mao as a useful strategist is because, well, he was an excellent strategist. Hitler… not so much.

(Oh yeah… Mao was also a pretty decent writer. Hitler… not so much.)

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